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Starting A Candle Business With Little Start-up Cost by keoplus(m): 3:21pm On Dec 02, 2016
HOW TO MAKE CANDLES AT HOME
Despite the obvious improvement in electricity supply recently, candle production business has not been affected greatly.This is because candle is not just used for illumination; it is also used as an article of prayer and for decorations. Candle production business is a very easy business and can be started on a small-scale. You don’t need to build a factory for a start, your backyard is just enough, and with a very little start-up capital, you are on the go. There is no doubt that there is great business opportunity in candle production and distribution.

RAW MATERIALS NEEDED FOR CANDLE PRODUCTION
There are only three basic raw materials needed for candle production, they include;

Candle Wax: this is the chief component of candle production. Candle wax are sold in large pellets.

Stearic Acid: this is a colorless, odorless waxy crystalline fatty acid, usually sourced from animal tallow and vegetable oils, Used in the manufacture of candles, cosmetics, soaps, lubricants, medicines etc with the chemical Formula: C 18H36 O 2

Thread (wick): this is the thread like component of the candle which enables it to be lit.

MACHINE AND EQUIPMENT NEEDED
Candle Mould,
Mixer (manual or electric)
Burner,
Hand Gloves,
Stainless or Galvanized container for melting
Table and
Packaging Materials.

For small-scale production, the only important component among all the above listed equipment is the candle mould. The candle mould is the major equipment for candle production. An average candle mould sells for between N80,000 and N100,000. The price is expected to fall over the next few years. For those of you who have never seen a candle mould before, the picture below is a typical standard candle mould for large-scale production. The much simpler and locally made ones for small scale production are also available in the market.

METHOD OF PRODUCTION
Step 1: chop the candle wax into smaller pieces and pour it into the stainless steel or galvanized container.

Step 2: place the container on the burner and allow the candle wax to melt, then add stearic acid and mix properly.

Step 3: arrange the candle thread (wick) properly in the mould.

Step 4: pour the melted wax into the candle mould and allow the candle wax to solidify.

Step 5: pour cold water to circulate round the bars of the mould to allow for fast solidification, and then allow the water to drain out through the outlet.

Step 6: to remove the candles produced, pour hot water to circulate round the bars of the mould so that the candles can now be easily removed and packaged.

TRAINING!!! TRAINING!!! TRAINING!!!

A practical training session on how to make candles will hold in February, 2016. Further details as to the time and amount wold be posted on this platform. Avalon Industries Limited also specializes in training entrepreneurs how to make the following products that one can start on a low scale:

Paint, Chalk, Engine oil, fibre roofing sheets and grass-cutter rearing will start in February, 2017.Will keep you posted as the practical session draws near. For further details please contact:

Lucky: 08035262106, 07078337447

Kingdom: 08030753212, 08058044263

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Re: Starting A Candle Business With Little Start-up Cost by Deelaw(m): 3:42pm On Dec 02, 2016
Do pple still buy candles in dis era of rechargeable lamps? shocked
Re: Starting A Candle Business With Little Start-up Cost by keoplus(m): 8:30am On Dec 07, 2016
Yes they still do. Like i said in the write-up, its still used for prayers and decorations that rechargeable light can't replace .
Re: Starting A Candle Business With Little Start-up Cost by Xhady(m): 7:25pm On Apr 17, 2017
When is the next training/seminar
Re: Starting A Candle Business With Little Start-up Cost by keoplus(m): 10:51am On Apr 25, 2017
Apologies for the late response. No scheduled training in this quater. hopefully we would carry out trainings in July-September 2017. Thanks for the interest.
Xhady:
When is the next training/seminar
Re: Starting A Candle Business With Little Start-up Cost by jstringz16(m): 3:33am On Nov 12, 2017
I have a friend that wants to sell is candle moulder for 50k it produce 30 stick at once,the picture above will cost u close to 500k and its not found in Nigeria so don't get ur hopes high on that,my name is Andrew u can call me on 09074733916 if u r interested in buying 50k is his last price
Re: Starting A Candle Business With Little Start-up Cost by keoplus(m): 7:37am On Nov 14, 2017
Their are locally fabricated moulds that wont be that expensive.
Thanks for the comment though.
jstringz16:
I have a friend that wants to sell is candle moulder for 50k it produce 30 stick at once,the picture above will cost u close to 500k and its not found in Nigeria so don't get ur hopes high on that,my name is Andrew u can call me on 09074733916 if u r interested in buying 50k is his last price
Re: Starting A Candle Business With Little Start-up Cost by gistcity(m): 3:46pm On Jul 16, 2018

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Re: Starting A Candle Business With Little Start-up Cost by Gmartins: 4:54am On Mar 04
Do you still hold candle making training?

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